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B13 Look What's Cooking in My Kitchen

Approved for 10 hours Advanced Training for the Headwaters Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program

Our ancestors were adept at decoding the sky to learn their position on the surface of the planet, to tell the passage of time, and to learn when winter was approaching. Today, astrophysics is an academic enterprise in which we have learned that our cosmos is filled with billions of galaxies, each of which may have billions of stars. We are now learning that planets around these stars are common. Is the discovery of life on these planets next? Join us for a series of classes at the state-of-the-art, hybrid John C. Wells Planetarium to learn more about these discoveries and how you can use the constellations to find your way around the night sky.

Instructor: Shanil Virani is Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium and a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at JMU. He did his graduate work at Yale University where he studied supermassive black holes lurking at the centers of galaxies in the nearby and distant universe. Shanil also spent over five years as part of the Science Operations Team of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. In 2013, he was appointed a Solar System Ambassador by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


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Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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